How SCAD Alumnus Jaime Barker Built A Successful Company With Her Bestie

With sheets of ice running from Broughton to Boundary, it’s time to heat things up here at The Manor, literally. Sun-filled daydreams are only complete when adorned in chic swimwear, preferably a suit by Flagpole NYC.

This coveted swimwear brand is co-owned and designed by SCAD alumni Jaime Barker and her childhood best friend Megan Balch. The two grew up in south Florida and desired to create swimwear capable of withstanding an active lifestyle. With this in mind, Flagpole NYC was born. The swimsuits are produced in New York City and crafted from the highest quality Italian fabrics. Upon collaborating with luxury brand Oscar de la Renta last Spring, Flagpole seems to be the pinnacle of stylish swimwear. However, the two best friends remain humble and are never afraid to share a few laughs during their process towards and during success.

The Manor sat down with co-owner, Jaime, to discuss her experience at SCAD, her career and the future of Flagpole NYC... read more

Words by Kat Sours

For the SCAD Manor